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Death of a Tenor Man: An Evan Horne Mystery: Moody, Bill

Death of a Tenor Man: An Evan Horne Mystery

Moody, Bill

ISBN 10: 0802732690 / ISBN 13: 9780802732699
Published by Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: Walker & Co, 1995
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first printing. Fine copy in a fine dust jacket protected in a clear mylar cover. Signed by author on title page without inscription. A clean, tight, unread copy. Packaged in a box and shipped promptly with delivery confirmation. Conscientious customer satisfaction a given. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-7364877502

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Title: Death of a Tenor Man: An Evan Horne Mystery

Publisher: Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A.: Walker & Co

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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May, 1955: The body of tenor sax player Wardell Gray is discovered in the Las Vegas desert, two days after the opening of the Moulin Rouge, the first black hotel-casino in town. There are some questions, but the police file is closed: Gray died of a drug overdose, end of story. Six months later, the Moulin Rouge closes its doors.
Now Evan Horne is trying to open doors and files, trying to discover what's behind the rumors of foul play in Gray's death.
Drawing on his knowledge of the music, the clubs, and a city that never sleeps, Bill Moody does more than recreate a world: He makes it sing.

From the Publisher:

Tenor sax player Wardell Gray died in Vegas back in the fifties, but his legend lives on. Moonlighting from his job playing piano at the Fashion Show Mall, Evan Horne is doing a favor for a scholar by asking questions about Wardell Gray's death. As Evan circles in on a little-known history of a 1950s black jazz club, the heat, glitz, and pay-back of Vegas come down hard--with the power to swing, smoke, and kill.

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